Sunflower Summer 2022 at Kansas State Parks


From May 28th through August 14th the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will be partnering with the Kansas Department of Education to offer Kansas students (K - 12) with free outdoor recreational opportunities through the Sunflower Summer Program. Kansas students and their families can enter each Kansas State park one time with a free vehicle permit provided by this program (vehicle permits must be picked up at Park Office or Gate House same day as visit). Along with park access, listed below are our special events and other activities for Sunflower Summer participants and their families to enjoy across the State of Kansas. For more information about each of our state parks click "Find a State Park" under the STATE PARKS tab above.

Sunflower Summer Family Campout
Milford State Park
Thursday, July 7th

Kansas State Parks invite you and your family to come stay with us for an afternoon and night full of outdoor activities. Tents will be available for 30 families wanting to take part in this campout. Families MUST Pre-Register to attend this event. Tents will be provided for each family (up to 6 family members per tent). Supper will be provided for all registered families.


(More information about the campout and activities will be provided after registration)

Sunflower Summer Camping

Kansas State Parks will offer one night camping opportunities for Sunflower Summer participants. Eight Kansas State parks will be hosting one night camping opportunities throughout the Sunflower Summer Program. Up to five campsites will be available per park per camp night (pre-registration is required). These camp nights will include a one night stay at a state park campsite, a tent (tents can fit up to 6 family members), and a day permit to access the state park. Registration must be done a week in advance.

State Parks hosting camp nights include:

Cedar Bluff State Park
June 16th - Registration Closed
July 21st - Registration FULL
Crawford State Park
July 29th - Registration FULL
August 5th - Registration FULL
Fall River State Park
June 11th - Registration Closed
June 18th - Registration FULL
Kanopolis State Park
June 10th - Registration FULL
July 15th - Registration FULL
Historic Lake Scott State Park
June 1st  - Registration Closed
June 8th - Registration Closed
Meade State Park
June 4th - Registration Closed
June 5th - Registration Closed
Tuttle Creek State Park
June 23rd - Registration FULL

July 14th - Registration FULL

To register for one of the Sunflower Summer Camp Nights or for more information, contact Riston Landwehr by email or by phone 620 672 0741

(More information about these camp nights will be provided after registration)

State Park Special Events

Kansas State Parks offer several special events throughout the Summer which are open to Sunflower Summer participants. Check out the Kansas State Parks calendar to see all our events. Our calendar can be accessed by clicking on "Kansas Outdoor Events" under the Events Tab. See Gate House or Park Office to receive your daily vehicle permit when participating in these events.